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Adding and Servicing Traps with Sensors

In New Zealand, it is a legal requirement under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 that all sprung live capture traps must be checked within 24 hours. Breaches are punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000 for an individual or $250,000 for a body corporate. enables trappers to remote monitor devices (traps, bait stations, etc.) using sensors from a growing number of providers. For the trapper on the ground, this means a heads-up of sensor events in the app and opt-in notifications via the app and email.

For project administrators, it offers an overview of all sensor devices across one or more projects. This provides not only trap status, but also early incursion warning, accountability for funders, and the social benefits of knowing when to start the kōrero with trappers.

Adding a sensor tap
  1. Turn on notifications on both the My Account page and against each trap1.png
  2. Through the Projects page select traps, - add a new trap
  3. Complete the required fields


4. Under the map open more  tab and complete the sensor data, required contact fields, and select save


Servicing a sensor trap

When a sensor has triggered the notification system will send an email and message to the app. Do not rely on the notifications, trappers must still check the status of all sensor traps via the app or website. This ensures that sensors that are not responding are detected and covers the scenario when the notifications fail.

  1. The sensor is triggered and the sensor provider sends an email and message via the App


The website displays the current status with the following icons:

1a.png Active (currently transmitting)

1b.png Active and has sent a sprung event.  The trap will show as sprung until a record has been added to indicate it has been reset

1c.png Inactive (the sensor is not transmitting)

1d.png Inactive and sprung (stopped transmitting while still in a sprung state

Note: 1e.png Indicates a regular trap (no radio sensor attached).

By selecting the installation you are able to see its current status.


All sensor statuses are viewable in the sensor reports.

Please contact us to become a sensor service provider.